55 vie for Miss Asia Pacific International crown

Fifty-five of the most inspiring women from all over the world will vie for the crown and title representing beauty in diversity. (GKS/MAPI)

Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 (MAPI) is setting itself further apart from the pageant mound by putting utmost importance to embracing individuality and championing appreciation for diversity under the banner of its season campaign #LoveTheDifference.

“As a pageant organization, we take pride in our advocacy because we believe that true beauty lies in the camaraderie of women when you see them together and them recognizing their differences. We want Miss Asia Pacific International to be a venue for the world to realize that women can achieve their highest potentials, not in spite of their differences, but because of it,” MAPI President Jacqueline Tan said.

On the heels of its golden year, the esteemed MAPI takes its pageantry to greater heights as it strengthens its advocacy. The organization brings 55 of the most inspiring women from all over the world to its grand stage to vie for the crown and title representing beauty in diversity during its official press presentation on Tuesday, 1 October at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

Romania’s Ana Maria Ciritel was voted darling of the press while Philippines’ Klyza Castro was named 1st runner-up, South Africa’s Silindokuhle Mbali Dlamini and Germany’s Denise Nicolle Ligpitan emerged as Miss OPMB Worldwide and Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thu Hien was chosen Miss Missossology.

The organization is introducing a development in its activities following the thrust of further promoting its advocacy. Dubbed as Continental Queens, these ladies will be chosen to represent their continents through their pre-submitted videos showcasing their personal advocacy and how they best relate to the organization’s own advocacy.

The continental Queens will be awarded, along with the best performers in the national costume, swimsuit and evening gown competition on 4 and 5 October 2019 at the PICC Summit Halls. These queens will automatically advance to the top 25.

Considered as one of the oldest in the world and the oldest pageant in Asia which started in 1968, the winner of the 51st edition will be crowned by the reigning titleholder from the Philippines, Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel on the Grand Coronation Night, 9 October 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

Tickets for the coronation are available at www.ticketworld.com.ph or by calling 891-9999. For more updates, visit their website:https://asiapacificintl.com/ or follow them on Facebook (Miss Asia Pacific International) and Instagram (@missasiapacificintl).

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